Brian Pullen: A college OL or DL?

Brian Pullen (China Spring, Texas/China Spring) spent the majority of the 2012 season anchoring the offensive line at center. At 6-foot-1 and 285 pounds, Pullen understands that because of his size he might best be suited as a defensive lineman in college.

Wherever he ends up, and no matter where he plays on the field, Pullen is ready to contribute. After a solid season, he is keeping tabs on schools and hoping that he will land his first offer soon. Pullen, who bench presses 400 pounds and squats 650, has received interest from Baylor, SMU, North Texas, UTSA and other programs.

“Wherever I go, I just want to show that I’m a hard-working player, and I’m going to do my best every play,” Pullen said. “I want to go to a good school. I don’t want to go just anywhere.”

His offensive stats included 44 pancakes at center. The number he's most proud of would be zero -- the number of sacks he allowed in 2012. Pullen was a first-team, all-district center for China Spring, which advanced to the Texas Class 3A Division II playoffs.

Pullen’s offensive resume is impressive, but what he doesn’t have a lot of are highlights as a defensive player. He’s hoping a school will take a chance on him, as he possesses good footwork and quickness for a player his size. He said Baylor, North Texas and SMU are most intriguing to him.

“I live pretty close to all three,” Pullen said. “I went to camps at North Texas and Baylor, and I enjoyed them. SMU has a really nice school, and it’d be a real good fit as far as my major goes. I want to major in software engineering.

“I’ve been in touch with them, and they definitely seem interested. I’m just waiting on the phone call.”